Sites of Resistance
Map Room NOLA with Jer Thorp
Please join us for a presentation by Jer Thorp on the upcoming project, Map Room NOLA. This lecture is part of the event series associated with our Fall exhibit, Sites of Resistance: An Exhibit Exploring Geographies + Histories of Social Change in New Orleans.
Jer Thorp is an artist and educator from Vancouver, Canada, currently living in New York. A former geneticist, his digital art practice explores the many-folded boundaries between science and art. Recently, his work has been featured by The New York Times, The Guardian, BusinessWeek and the CBC. He is currently Data Artist in Residence at the New York Times.
Sites of Resistance works to reframe a dominant narrative that has obscured New Orleans’ historical role as a site of intense organizing, legal strategy, labor struggle, and civil rights activism. By elevating lineages and spaces of dissent and marginalized stories of inter-racial collaboration, as well as histories of direct conflict and challenge in contested spaces, we hope to reconnect our audience with the possibilities for making change that have been erased from our civic framework.
Curated by our Public Programs Manager, Sue Mobley, this exhibit and the associated event series are made possible through the generous support of the Surdna Foundation.